Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Mother's Day and my bake-free weekend

So the blog has been super quiet this week, I went a bit mad in February and practically blogged everyday! I am trying to find a happy medium that works for me.

This weekend was a tough one for me as it was the first mother's day without my Mum. Part of me wanted to curl up in bed and sleep through the whole thing but on Saturday I really fancied a trip to the seaside. I live just a few miles from the coast so 15 minutes on the metro and I can dip my toes in the ocean. I really don't take advantage of this enough.

I put a plea out on twitter for someone to come to the beach with me and my lovely friend Janette text to ask if I wanted to go with her to Tynemouth market and have fish and chips on the beach. Perfect.

I thought I would share my lovely day with you all, I really do love the seaside plus it seemed like a nice tribute as it was one of my Mum's favourite places and we even scattered her ashes in Tynemouth...

The Market was great, lots of lovely stalls and antiques to play with. I bought a lovely teacup and saucer set in the end and had to stop myself from going too wild.

The beach was glorious, the sun was warm but the air was cool; which is the perfect combination for me. I would really love to live in one of these beachfront houses, I wonder how many megabucks they go for...

I took my shoes off, rolled up my jeans and dipped my toes in the freezing sea, then wiggled them in the sand, is there a better feeling in the world?

All in all it was a lovely weekend, I'm glad I got out of the house in the end. So, happy Mother's day to all the Mums out there and especially to those who are no longer with us.

What did you get up to this weekend? I really must take advantage of what I have on my doorstep more often. I wonder what other fun things I could do in the North East? Any suggestions?


  1. Come to The Knit Studio one Saturday!

    1. Will do, I am a terrible knitter but am learning. ;)

  2. ((Big Hug)) It must have been a difficult day. Chips on the beach are one of life's essential pleasures.

    1. Thanks Sarah, was a tough weekend but luckily I have great friends and family around and chips helped too. ;)

  3. Aww such a lovely post!

    As for things to do it's the Alternative Beauty Pageant at Star and Shadow this Friday which looks awesome. I'm going, so you'll see a face you know if you fancy it! ;D xx

    1. Thanks hun.

      I have seen people talking about the pageant but unfortunately I am off to the Living North show to see Mary Berry on Friday!

  4. What a beautiful post. I would love to eat fish and chips on the beach with you - if only I was closer :( x x

  5. Nelly, it must have been hard on Sunday, but well done for getting through and doing something. I love Tynmouth and have not been for a great many years.

    As far as the North East goes there are SO many things.

    Climb Durham Cathedral tower
    Go to High Force
    Visit Castle Eden Dene
    Take a day trip to Berwick
    Walk along the river from Durham or Chester Le Street to Finchale Abbey

    1. Thanks Helen.

      A few suggestions there I've never even heard of! Shameful... I shall go and google them immediately!

  6. Sorry to hear your mum isn't around Nelly :( But visiting the seaside is a lovely way to keep her in your thoughts

  7. Glad you managed to enjoy your day, it must be a particularly difficult day for you. Love the idea of being able to get on the metro and be on the beach. Mind you, I can catch a train and do something similar here too.


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